Chinese and Japanese Asian Art by David Hawkes
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1700 item #1418301 (stock #4582)
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A fine gourd-shaped bottle decorated in Chinese Transitional style. Arita 1660 – 1680.

The bottle is decorated in late Ming style with the enjoyment of nature. These bottles are not uncommon but are seldom encountered with such fine painting.

The Catalogue of the Shibata Collection exhibits two similar bottles.

Approximately 20.4 cm high. The bottle is in perfect condition with only a couple of small areas of glaze evacuation on the neck, noted in the photographs. ...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1700 item #1418300 (stock #4583)
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A fine and large Arita export octagonal jar, 1680 ~ 1700. The jar has similar painting around the neck and shoulder as those produced at the Kakiemon kilns.

Approximately 40 cm high. In fine undamaged condition. I have shown some very shallow flakes on the inside of the neck, this appears to have occurred before the firing.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1417293 (stock #4581)
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£165.00
A kakemono presenting an example of calligraphy by Shunsui Rai, 1743 ~ 1813. Shunsui was a Confucian scholar of some influence in the Hiroshima district and an historian. He is the father of Sanyo Rai, 1781~1832, who also became a notable calligrapher and a painter and scholar.

Overall the dimensions are 170cm x 36cm. The picture size is 91cm x 25cm. The scroll ends are rosewood. Good condition overall with just minor horizontal creases noted.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1417292 (stock #4580)
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An old Japanese letter mounted as a scroll. The author is not known but was considered of sufficient merit to be mounted as a scroll. The writing paper has a hard to see light embossing of a Chinese style pattern. This shows best when written upon, otherwise it is practically invisible. A curious feature of this scroll is the addition of another document on the reverse. This does not appear to be a patch repair, rather is seems to be a complete document. The woven silk mount looks quite old. The...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1800 item #1417291 (stock #4579)
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A Japanese painting of bijin traveling on horseback, attended by her servant. It is an old painting that certainly has been remounted many times, this latest remount in a very bold and attractive fashion. The scroll ends are lacquered wood. Unsigned.

The former owner attributed this work to Nishikawa Sukenobu, 1671~1751. Sukenobu was a successful ukiyo-e designer of illustrated books as well as a painter, He was an important member of the Kyoto ukiyo-e school.

Overall the sc...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1800 item #1416709 (stock #4578)
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A Japanese porcelain chawan, tea bowl, decorated with a continuous landscape. The concave foot left unglazed. The rim has a number of kintsugi, repaired chips using lacquer and gold dust.

A similar tea bowl is shown in Sekai Toji Zhenshu, Ceramic Art of the World, Vol 8. Edo Period III, no:240, described as Nakano Kiln, Hirado, mid 18th century.

Approximately 11 cm diameter. Fine condition.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1700 item #1416708 (stock #4577)
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A Chinese Longquan celadon porcelain yen-yen or phoenix tail vase. Longquan ceramics are from Zhejiang Province and many moons ago we would call these crackled green glazes“Chekiang celadons”. This vase is late Ming/early Qing, 16th ~ 17th century. The unglazed foot has burned deep orange during the firing.

Approximately 26.7 high. The weight is approximately 1760 gm. Fine condition except for a largish chip on the mouth-rim.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Stoneware : Pre 1700 item #1416707 (stock #4576)
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£140.00
A Chinese Shiwan stoneware fanghu vase with a jun glaze, late Ming/early Qing dynasty. The hollow tube handles associate this type of vase with the arrow game pastime but this example, given the small diameters involved would be unsuitable. The glaze is a transmutation glaze and its colour is decided by the kiln conditions at the peak temperature.

Shiwan (Shekwan) ceramics are from southern China, Guangzhou, Guangdong Province.

Approximately 21.7cm high. Weight is 935 gm. Ro...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1900 item #1413504 (stock #4575)
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A rare Sometsuke Mukozuke dish, the design of a partially folded fan taken directly from Chinese porcelain made especially for export to Japan during the late Ming Dynasty, Tianqi Period 1621-1627. Modelled in the form of a partially unfolded Fan and decorated with a figure on a riverbank, the river and a solitary boat before him The naturalistically modeled back is plain and has three thickly potted circular feet.

Approximately 21 cm long. This example has an old gold-lacquer (ki...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1800 item #1413503 (stock #4574)
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£280.00
A rare Japanese Sometsuke Mukozuke dish, the design of a partially folded fan taken directly from Chinese porcelain made especially for export to Japan during the late Ming Dynasty, Tianqi Period 1621-1627. Modelled in the form of a partially unfolded an and decorated with a figure on a riverbank, the river and a solitary boat before him The naturalistically modeled back is plain and has three thickly potted circular feet.

Approximately 21cm long.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #1413501 (stock #4573)
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£550.00
A fine early 18th sake flask, Tokkuri, of European form, the shape derived from Dutch Gin bottles. It is decorated with alternating panels of the Three Friends of Winter, Shochikubai, and a rather unusual combination of a Dragon amongst clouds, and stylised Ginko. The shoulders of the bottle are decorated with stylised Lotus mon amongst karakusa, and the top with a tako-karakusa, octopus scroll, border.

Approximately 19 cm high. In perfect condition.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #1413500 (stock #4572)
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£260.00
The shallow dish with a roundel containing a very finely painted coiled dragon, Danryū mon, within a double circle. The cavetto is decorated with a stenciled trellis or Chinese lie-wen design against a pale ruri background. Within the foot-rim is found an apocryphal Chinese Ming Chenghua reign mark.

See Shibata vol II #612, for another example, dated to 1690-1710.

Approximately 17 cm diameter. In perfect condition.

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Within t...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1700 item #1413498 (stock #4571)
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£275.00
A Japanese porcelain plate decorated with a dignitary beneath a parasol, attended by his servant, in a garden. The cavetto is unusually decorated with a continuous landscape, a device not often encountered on Arita porcelain. The use of linear shading is reminiscent of Chinese “Master of the Rocks” style. The back is entirely plain with four spur marks within the foot-rim. Arita, circa 1680~1700.

Approximately 21 cm diameter. Perfect condition with only a tiny piece of kiln dus...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1700 item #1413423 (stock #4570)
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£650.00
A Japanese Export heart-shaped dish with an European harbour scene by Frederik Van Frytom. Arita 1680 ~ 1700. Frederik Van Frytom was a notable painter in 17th century Holland who was commissioned to produce Delft pottery samples for copying at Arita. This dish is a copy of one of a special set of five Delft dishes that were taken to Japan in 1684 and used in the tea ceremony. The moulded shape of the dish is reminiscent of silver tableware. Within the foot-rim is found an eccentrically written ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1700 item #1413422 (stock #4569)
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£275.00
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A Japanese Arita Export porcelain spoon tray after a design by Frederik Van Frytom. Within the foot-rim is found an eccentrically written apocryphal Chinese reign mark, a feature seemingly of most wares the with Van Frytom designs. The shape is taken from an European silver dish and the porcelain clearly intended to be exported to the West.

A spoon tray of this design was included in a Christie’s auction in 2009.

Approximately 13.2 cm long.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1700 item #1413421 (stock #4568)
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A fine Japanese Arita export jug, the design after a Dutch Delft ‘kan’ which itself was styled on a Chinese Ming Transitional porcelain ewer made in after Delft model but decorated with a Chinese Transitional style landscape in the main. The neck is decorated in Dutch style with tulips and has been pierced, before firing in the kiln, to facilitate the fixing of a silver or metal hinged lid in Europe.

Arita porcelain, circa 1660 ~ 1680.

Other examples are to be found illustrat...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1837 VR item #1413079 (stock #4567)
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£185.00
A very fine and unusual square plate. Arita 1790 - 1820. This fits into a group of porcelains that more accurately could be called ’white and blue’ produced at the end of the 18th century and beyond. This plate features exotic figures and an elephant. See the Shibata Collection, item 3831, for an octagonal plate of similar design.

Approximately 18.6 square. Perfect condition.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #1413078 (stock #4566)
Hawkes, Asian Art
£320.00
A large deep Japanese porcelain dish made at Arita in the mid-eighteenth century.

The dish is square with indented corners, the walls with moulded foliage separated by panels of blue scrolling foliage. The centre of the dish features a fine animated phoenix perched on an eccentric rock. The back of the dish is decorated with what looks to be sea-monsters amongst flowing seaweed. Who knows? Within the foot-rim is an apocryphal six-character Ming Chenghua mark

The Victoria & Albert...